Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service

Last Modified: 31 March 2020

To use Google Maps/Google Earth, you must accept (1) the Google Terms of Service, and (2) these Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service (the “Maps/Earth Additional Terms”). The Maps/Earth Additional Terms incorporate by reference the Legal Notices for Google Maps/Google Earth and Google Maps/Google Earth APIs.

Please read each of these documents carefully. Together, these documents are known as the “Terms”. They establish what you can expect from us as you use our services, and what we expect from you.

Although it’s not a part of these Terms, we encourage you to read our Privacy Policy to better understand how you can update, manage, export and delete your information.

  1. Licence. As long as you follow these Terms, the Google Terms of Service give you a licence to use Google Maps/Google Earth, including features that allow you to:

    1. view and annotate maps;

    2. create KML files and map layers; and

    3. publicly display content with proper attribution online, in video and in print.

    For more details about specific things that you’re permitted to do with Google Maps/Google Earth, please see the Using Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View permissions page.

  2. Prohibited Conduct. Your compliance with this Section 2 is a condition of your licence to use Google Maps/Google Earth. When using Google Maps/Google Earth, you may not (or allow those acting on your behalf to):

    1. redistribute or sell any part of Google Maps/Google Earth or create a new product or service based on Google Maps/Google Earth (unless you use the Google Maps/Google Earth APIs in accordance with their terms of service);

    2. copy the content (unless you are otherwise permitted to do so by the Using Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View permissions page or applicable intellectual property law, including "fair use");

    3. mass download or create bulk feeds of the content (or let anyone else do so);

    4. use Google Maps/Google Earth to create or augment any other mapping-related dataset (including a mapping or navigation dataset, business listings database, mailing list or telemarketing list) for use in a service that is a substitute for, or a substantially similar service to, Google Maps/Google Earth; or

    5. use any part of Google Maps/Google Earth with other people's products or services for or in connection with real-time navigation or autonomous vehicle control, except through a specific Google-provided feature such as Android Auto.

  3. Actual Conditions; Assumption of Risk. When you use Google Maps/Google Earth's map data, traffic, directions and other content, you may find that actual conditions differ from the map results and content, so exercise your independent judgment and use Google Maps/Google Earth at your own risk. You’re responsible at all times for your conduct and its consequences.

  4. Your Content in Google Maps/Google Earth. Content you upload, submit, store, send or receive through Google Maps/Google Earth is subject to Google’s Terms of Service, including the licence in the section called “Permission to use your content”. However, content that remains exclusively local to your device (such as a locally-stored KML file) is not uploaded or submitted to Google, and is therefore not subject to that licence.

  5. Government Users. If you’re using Google Maps/Google Earth on behalf of a government entity, the following terms apply:

    1. Governing Law.

      1. For city or state government entities in the United States and European Union, the Google Terms of Service section regarding governing law and venue will not apply.

      2. For United States federal government entities, the Google Terms of Service section regarding governing law and venue is replaced with the following:

        “These Terms will be governed by and interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United States of America without reference to conflict of laws. Solely to the extent permitted by federal law: (A) the laws of the State of California (excluding California’s conflict of laws rules) will apply in the absence of applicable federal law; and (B) any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or Google Maps/Google Earth will be litigated exclusively in the federal courts of Santa Clara County, California, and the parties consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.”

    2. US Government Restricted Rights. All access or use of Google Maps/Google Earth by or for the United States federal government is subject to the "US Government Restricted Rights" section in the Google Maps/Google Earth Legal Notices.